COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Aug. 25

P.E.I. is hoping to further ease restrictions on visiting in long-term care facilities, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said Tuesday.

41 of P.E.I.'s 44 confirmed cases considered recovered

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison held her regular briefing Tuesday. (CBC)

P.E.I. is hoping to further ease restrictions on visiting in long-term care facilities, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

Morrison was speaking at the regular, weekly briefing Tuesday morning.

P.E.I. has opened a new drop-in/drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic in Charlottetown.

While the P.E.I. restaurant industry is suffering, it is doing better than the national average.

Roughly 30 students from within Canada are quarantining at UPEI and the director of ancillary services at the school says everything is going according to plan so far.

Some QMJHL players are waiting in quarantine in Charlottetown for a chance to try out for the Islanders. (Charlottetown Islanders/Facebook)

Orientation week is all about introducing students to life at university or college. This year, UPEI and Holland College have had to make those activities virtual.

The province is working on a way for Islanders to access their COVID-19 test results online.

While mask-wearing is a necessity to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has created a problem for people who rely on lip-reading and other facial cues to understand others.

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 44 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. Forty-one of those cases are considered to be recovered.

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  • Eight players hoping to make the Charlottetown Islanders are into their second week of self-isolation at a Charlottetown hotel.
  • Construction of an eight-storey apartment building on the Charlottetown waterfront is one of a number of projects being delayed by the pandemic, says a local developer.
  • A campaign to gather school supplies for families in need is coming up short. Organizers say they are having trouble reaching donors during the pandemic.
  • P.E.I. has experienced nine accidental opioid-related overdoses in the past three months, six of them involving fentanyl. One former user shares her thoughts about the role COVID-19 is playing.
  • Dr. Michael Ungar, a specialist in child, family and community resilience, is providing tips about how parents can help children with the return to school during the public health crisis.
  • Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says she is concerned about 811 delays that are preventing some Islanders from getting answers to their most pressing COVID-19-related questions.

Further resources

More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.


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